The primary responsibility of the graduate consultative committee (GCC) is to represent the student body to the faculty of the department of statistical science. Members of the GCC act as liaison between faculty and students to ensure needs and desires of both parties are met and addressed within the department.
The GCC work primarily with the director of graduate studies (DGS) to ensure all academic needs of the students are met. Complaints or suggestions by the students regarding departmental issues (e.g. seminar, office space, etc.) are brought to the department head by the GCC.
The GCC and graduate students assist with organizing the Departmental New Student Orientation each Fall with Scavenger Hunt , campouts for Basketball Tickets, the annual Halloween Party, Alumni Dinner and other events during the year. The GCC is also responsible for coordinating desk selection, assigning student advisors to first year Ph.D. students, and assigning hosts to visiting students.
GCC elections are held in August every year before the beginning of fall term.
Current GCC Representatives
- Lindsay Berry (3rd year student)
- Alex Mang (1st year student)
- Abbas Zaidi (3rd year student)
- Jie Chen (1st year student)
- Melanie Lai Wai (1st year student)
- Eden Huang (2nd year student)
Each semester, the GCC organizes activities to help create a sense of community among the graduate students. For 2016-2017, the following activities were organized by GCC:
- New Student Orientation and Scavenger Hunt
- Alumni Dinner
- Annual Halloween Party
- Admissions Open House
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